Over the past three decades, Ben Raimer, M.D., has held numerous academic and administrative positions at The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas. A tenured professor in the pediatrics, family medicine, and preventive medicine and community health departments, Raimer was appointed senior vice president for the Office of Health Policy and Legislative Affairs in 2008. He has served as vice president for the UTMB Office of Community Outreach, chief physician executive and CEO of UTMB Correctional Managed Care, medical director of the UTMB Primary Care Outpatient Clinics, CEO for Community Health Services, and chief physician executive for UT-MED. He is also a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Raimer holds an undergraduate degree in biology from East Texas Baptist University, a master’s degree in human genetics from the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and a medical degree from the UTMB School of Medicine. Much of his practice has been devoted to the evaluation and treatment of children with behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. Raimer is a nationally recognized expert and author on prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, and he has been honored by several children’s advocacy organizations. Former Gov. Rick Perry appointed Raimer as chair of the Health and Human Services Commission Council.